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Program Fees & Financing

Program Fees

The Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. anticipated fees for the Dental Hygiene Program are as follows:

Tuition Fees

$32,600.00

Full time program: Monday to Friday
Course length: 18 months

Additional Fees:


Books: $3,250.00*
Expendable Materials $600.00
Uniforms and Equipment $2,400.00
Other Compulsory Fees $250.00

Total $39,100.00


International Student Fee $2,000 (if applicable)

Tuition Information

NOTE: We have changed our fee structure. We are now accepting monthly payments.

Tuition Fees can only be made by Certified Cheque and / or Money orders. (the monthly payments will be made by post-dated personal cheques)

Transportation Fees are the responsibility of the students. Uniform cost is included in our fees. (This includes: Golf Shirts, Scrubs, and Lab Coats. Black dress pants, black shoes and white running shoes are the responsibility of the student.)

National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Fees are the responsibility of the student. Insurance Fee is paid to the insurance provider in advance as per their policy and is non-refundable.


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The Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and The Private Career Training Institutions Agency.

Financing Options For Dental Hygiene Programs

Monthly Payments

Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. makes payment for the course easier through Monthly payments.

The average monthly fee is approximately $1,800/month.

Refund Policy
VCDH follows the Private Career Training Instituion Agency (PCTIA) refund policy:
  http://www.pctia.bc.ca/tuition-refund-policy.

BCSAP British Columbia Student Assistance Program

Students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants, or awards granted under the British Columbia Students Assistance Program (BCSAP). Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. The BCSAP website is as follows: https://studentaidbc.ca/

The National Student Loans Service centre address is as follows: PO Box 9180, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9H9

Student Loans from Financial institutions

Dental Hygiene is a respected profession and banks will offer financial assistance knowing that the loan will be repaid. We work with several financial institutions and can help you arrange financing.

Call our admissions department at 604-215-7611 or 1-800-457-3189 for assistance.

Outside British Columbia Government Assistance Programs

You can contact www.canlearn.ca/eng/main/help/contact/cao.shtml.  This explains the different programs available in different provinces.

Call our admissions department at 604-215-7611 or 1-800-457-3189 for assistance.

The Lifelong Learning Plan

The Canada Revenue Agency Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) : www.cra-ac.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/rrsp-reer/llp-reep/menu-eng.html. allows you to withdraw funds from your RRSP'S to finance education. You can also withdraw from your spouse or common law partner.  Limits are $10,000 per year to a maximum of $20,000. 

Call our admissions department at 604-215-7611 or 1-800-457-3189 for assistance.

Registered Education Savings Plan

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) www.canlearn.ca/eng/saving/resp.index.shtml  If you are named as the beneficiary of this plan by one of your family members you may be able to use these funds.

Call our admissions department at 604-215-7611 or 1-800-457-3189 for assistance.

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